March 16, 2010

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Denver Travels to Notre Dame Tuesday

from press release

SOUTH BEND, Ind.
– The University of Denver men's lacrosse team (3-3) travels to South Bend, Indiana, for a 2 p.m. MT game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday. The game will be available via Live Stats and fans can follow the in-game blog at www.Twitter.com/DU_Pioneers.

SCOUTING NOTRE DAME
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off back-to-back losses on the road, dropping a 7-6 overtime decision to No. 20 Drexel and a 10-8 loss to Fairfield. The Irish are 3-2 on the season, having secured wins over No. 2 Duke (11-7), Penn State (12-8) and No. 10 Loyola (11-9). Neal Hicks leads the team with 10 goals and 14 points, while Zach Brenneman, David Earl and Max Pfeifer have all added seven goals. Andrew Irving leads the team defensively with 24 ground balls, while face-off specialist Trever Sipperly has won 62-of-99 attempts. As a team, the Irish are averaging 40.0 shots per game and 9.6 goals per game.

PIONEER CHECK-IN
After dropping its first two games of the season, Denver snagged its first win under head coach Bill Tierney as it defeated the No. 20 Albany Great Danes 17-13 to open the home season at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Denver then hosted the Ninth Annual DU Face-Off Classic, dropping an 11-7 decision to Penn to start the weekend, and closed with an 8-7 victory over Lehigh in the final seconds. The Pioneers then won their second straight game defeating Canisius 10-5 at home. Freshman Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) leads the Pioneers with 14 goals, while sophomore Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) leads Denver with 21 points. Senior Charley Dickenson (Dallas, Texas) leads the assists list with nine so far this season. Defensively, senior Dillon Roy (Denver, Colo.) tops the list for Denver with 26 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers.

ROY NAMED TO TEWAARTON WATCH LIST
University of Denver men's lacrosse senior Dillon Roy (Denver, Colo.) was named to the 2010 Tewaarton Watch List, one of college lacrosse's premier awards, it was announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two Selection Committees. The Selection Committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.

Tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Roy leads the team with 20 ground balls through five games. The defender also leads the team with 11 caused turnovers. Filling in as the face-off man due to injuries, Roy has also won 52.2 percent of his face-offs.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS
The only active Pioneer in the record books, senior Charley Dickenson ranks tied for third all-time on the career-assists list with 58 assists and is just nine assists away from securing the top spot. Daren Dickson (1990-93) currently holds the top spot with 66 assists. Dickenson also entered the career-points list and is tied for ninth with 87 career points. Todd Dickson (1990-93) leads the way with 199 points.


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